The next time your energy plummets don’t just run for the caffeine. There are many other options aside from coffee that can work well to give you a boost of energy. Here are 5 energy boosting foods:
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Water: Water is responsible for moving all nutrients in the blood that we use for energy. Water also helps to get rid of waste and build-up that may lead to fatigue. The less water you have the harder it can be to metabolize your food and turn it into fuel. So always drink plenty of water throughout the day (minimum of 8 glasses a day.)
Quinoa: Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that has more protein than any rice or other grain. Quinoa can be a great replacement for wheat or refined carbs. Switching out a grain for quinoa can help your energy levels rise.
Celery: It may not be the most appetizing of the vegetable group but because it’s so light and full of water it can keep you hydrated and its fiber can help keep you regulated. You can even dip your celery in nut butter or almond butter to add healthy fats, protein and more energy boosting qualities.
Beans: Beans are a great source of energy. The body digests beans slowly so they’ll keep you full for longer while providing adequate energy that lasts and are packed with fiber to help you digest.
Spinach: Is there one thing spinach isn’t good for? Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and can increase your energy levels. Spinach is packed with phytonutrients working as antioxidants that fight against free radicals all while nourishing your body.